The imagery found in this piece is used to emphasize on the more hopeful emotion, which prepares the reader for the shift into the next stanza. To give her emotions more of a realistic appeal, Leona personifies the features and qualities of love. By doing so, she creates a depth to the love she's describing, which allows her to speak of love so painfully and encouraging at the same time. Leona tells us that her "heart's crippled by the vein that I [she] keep[s] on closing." We find Leona conflicted between what she wants, what she feels, and what everyone is telling her.
Harmony Galambos ENG 102 Professor Makonie 21 October 2012 With His Venom, Golden Bells, Remembering Golden Bells Although Sappho and Po Chu-i experience love and pain differently, they both prove that love and pain are inseparable. The poem “With His Venom” written by Sappho and the poems written by Po Chu-i “Golden Bells” and “Remembering Golden Bells” are poems that describe human experiences that metaphorically express how love and pain are inseparable in more than one concept of love. Sappho was a famous poet from ancient Greek, who lived about 600 BC; she is considered the greatest female poets of the classical world. Additionally, Po Chu-i was a gentleman poet and government official during the golden age of the Tang dynasty in China. The poem “With His Venom” illustrates romantic love that is described as bittersweet (Sappho, page.772, line 3).
But when Shakespeare wrote about love, it was about many different kinds of love, and there usually are no ‘happily ever after’ endings. “As an abstract concept, love is typically taken to represent a range of human emotions, from simple feelings of pleasure to overwhelming and ineffable attraction towards another person” (Ahmetoglu, Swami, and Chamorro-Premuzic). The main theme of the play is love and this statement is a good example of the different types of love in Othello. While the love between Othello and Desdemona takes center stage, there is many different love relationships in the play as well. In the play you can see familial, friendly, unrequited, true, and sexual love.
A simple poem, and seemingly short compared to the other two, it simply tells of the narrator’s views of the young lady he is admiring. Also unlike the other two, Poe uses positive words and rhythms to create an ending mental vision that illustrates Helen to be that of graceful beauty, with her placed in a window with a glowing lamp that signifies to him of the “Holy Land” or Heaven, for which he sees Helen to be the Angel of in representation. However, a poem such as “Lenore” is told in a much more saddening, although not completely depressing element. This poem exemplifies Poe’s more frequent theme of death combined with beauty is presented. Guy De Vere, however, is not completely saddened by the deathly occurrence; but he is rather outraged because he believes that everyone had “wished her dead” due to loving the wealth that she had carried but rather hating the pride that she carried along with it.
Gatsby’s Fairy Dream In the early 19th century, at the end of the “Romantic Period”, an English poet named John Keats composed a poetic masterpiece called La Belle Dame sans Merci. The Romantic writers, along with Mr. Keats, created a political, social, and literary movement that explored how much love defined the human nature. La Belle Dame sans Merci, on the surface, may seem to be just another Romantic poem revolving around the tale of courtly love, but in truth, there is a deeper meaning and story associated to the love that the knight feels for his fair lady. The romantic encounter that the knight and the beautiful fairy have in the story abruptly ends in tragedy for the smitten, young man as he becomes so enraptured with the mythical,
They are like one, so good together as she puts it. The adoring and passionate tone suggests the tenderness in the affectionate relationship between Bradstreet and her husband. In comparison to the poem by Anne Bradstreet, “Love is not all” by Edna St. Vincent Millay takes a much deeper thought to truly understand her view on love. The theme of love is present throughout both of these poems; however the style tends to differ. These literary works have the same style of writing; Bradstreet’s poem has more of a religious theme while Millay’s poem is centered around love as well but has a coy twist.
Ghazal is a sexually stimulating love poem that hints on powerful imagery and metaphors in an attempt to capture the passion of love. The speaker uses a wide range of arguments, to persuade their loved one, each of which explores different aspects of love. Love is represented as calm and reflective which is clear by the use of natural imagery, ‘grass’ and ‘breeze’ which symbolises natural love. It is clear from reading Ghazal that it contains numerous images of violence and pain, when speaking of an ‘iron fist’, and an ‘arrow.’ This could suggest the violence and passion of the lover’s feelings. Although there is a lot of reference to violent and aggressive behaviour it does not make her hesitant, one could even say she was blinded by her love for him.
These forces that drive people to behave or feel a certain way are not associated with the positive when dealing with the romantics. Pain and suffering also go along with love and passion. Catherine, Heathcliff and Hindley are very passion driven. Romantic love has several forms in Wuthering Heights but the relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine expresses itself and romanticism the most. Their love expresses the longing to be whole, to give oneself completely yo another and to be loved like they do for an eternity.
Wellek described romanticism as ‘Imagination for the view of poetry, nature for the view of the world, and symbol and myth for poetic style’ (Wellek qtd. in McGann, 735). Both Wellek and George spoke of Romanticism predominantly revolving around nature and imagination, two of the elements that are clearly evident in Wordsworth’s poem, ‘‘I wandered lonely as a Cloud’’. The poem can be argued to be typically a Romantic poem; this provided that you agree with the points made by Wellek and George. If however, you agree more with McGann and Day, the poem can be argued as not a romantic poem but merely a literary piece from the ‘Romantic period’.
The very first line of Clare's poem declares 'I ne'er was struck before that hour' The use of the word struck gives us an image of someone unexpectedly being hit by a spell or by one of cupids arrows, leaving him unable to resist falling in love. It is a romantic love that is inspired by a brief visual attraction rather than the love that grows as a result of long acquaintance or familiarity. This is clear from the lack of any concrete or detailed description of the object of his love, other than to say 'Her face blossomed like a sweet flower' and 'I never saw so sweet a face'. Instead, he describes in great detail the effect that this 'sudden' love had on his own being. He describes his face turning 'deadly pale' his legs 'refused to walk' his blood rushing back so that it 'took my sight away' and 'blood burnt round my heart'.